Google Cardboard, the app, has been updated with an all-new VR journey for users to enjoy. The new Arctic Journey brings a fun albeit short demo of what you can do with Cardboard and is a good bit of fun. In the demo, you can fly along side Arctic terns, you can plant flowers in a field and just enjoy the scenery and stars through your VR goggles. Again, it’s short but it is well done and accessible in the main menu of the app.
If you are new to the app, this is the main app you use to start with Google’s low cost VR experience. Here you can do things like fly around on Google Earth, take a tour of historic locations, watch your videos and view any Photo Spheres that you have created. The Arctic Journey is just adding on to these basic experiences in the app.
The app of course is more-or-less a launch point as you can download many other VR apps within the Google Play Store for more specific experience. These range from riding a virtual roller coaster to walking through a horror house. One of my particularly favorite VR apps is the new Discovery VR app – check it out!
The updated Google Cardboard app is available now in the Play Store and if you already have it installed on your phone, you will get the OTA update soon. If you are new to Cardboard, this is the
app you will use to pair up your goggles with your phone to use with the various apps so it is pretty much a must-have app. If you don’t have any goggles, you can buy those in the Google Store starting at $15.